Barcelona Spain - That Sensational Second City of Spain

Written by Linda Plummer

What more could you want out of life than a tremendous trip to Barcelona?!

Second city of Spain and major Mediterranean port, bustling Barcelona incorporates a delightful historic mix of Roman remains, medieval quarters and 20th century avant-garde art. It also possesses beautiful beaches nearby!

Nature lovers need not travel far to be able to hike through hills that are part ofrepparttar Coastal Mountain Range and Catalonian Pyrenees.

Not only is Barcelona a tremendous artistic source, there is also penty forrepparttar 140361 children to do. How they will loverepparttar 140362 beaches that surroundrepparttar 140363 city,repparttar 140364 Aquarium, Zoo, Maritime Museum, Museum of Barcelona Football Club, Olympic Stadium and nearby theme park!

For shopoholics,repparttar 140365 Barcelona Shopping Line will greatly appeal!

The velvet night vibrates with night clubs, discos, shows, restaurants, bars, cafés ... not to mention theaters, cinemas, opera and classical music concerts.

Needless to say, Barcelona is a culture-vulture´s dream come true with most places of historic interest being situated in repparttar 140366 Old Town.

The Old Town spreads north-west fromrepparttar 140367 harbor and, at its heart, isrepparttar 140368 Gothic Quarter or Barrio Gótico. El Arco de Triunfo can be found there, plusrepparttar 140369 impressive Cathedral of Ciudad Condal.

Seville Spain - Spectacular City Of Color And Romance

Written by Linda Plummer

Capital of Andalucia and largest southern city of Spain, this dashing and romantic place is packed full of life, history and culture.

Nature lovers will also find plenty on offer atrepparttar Doñana Nature Reserve andrepparttar 140360 Sierra Norte Nature Reserve. Children will delight inrepparttar 140361 Isla Mágica Theme Park, Aquópolis Seville Guadalpark Water Park, and nearby Mundo Park.

Seville is, of course, steeped in history with colorful districts such as Triana and La Macarena, plus magical monuments and buildings dating fromrepparttar 140362 Moorish Conquest. Many of these are to be found inrepparttar 140363 Old Quarter.

Atrepparttar 140364 heart ofrepparttar 140365 Old Quarter isrepparttar 140366 Cathedral of Seville. Originally built as a mosque byrepparttar 140367 Almohads inrepparttar 140368 late 12th century, it later becamerepparttar 140369 largest Gothic cathedral inrepparttar 140370 world.

Attached torepparttar 140371 Cathedral is La Giralda, tallest tower in Spain. Ancient minaret ofrepparttar 140372 Islamic Mosque and erected in 1184, its foundations use stones from Roman monuments.

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